H.R. 5498 (111th): WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2010


Jun 10, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 23, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Bill Pascrell Jr.

Representative for New Jersey's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010
Length: 98 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To enhance homeland security by improving efforts to prevent, deter, prepare for, detect, attribute, respond to, and recover from an attack with a weapon of mass destruction, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

TitleI - Intelligence MattersSection101 - Requires the Director of National Intelligence to develop, implement, and report to Congress regarding: (1) a National Intelligence Strategy for Countering the Threat from Weapons ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 10, 2010

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 23, 2010
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5498”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


11 cosponsors (7D, 4R) (show)

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 2356 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 9, 2012

H.R. 5057 (Related)
Weapons of Mass Destruction Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2010

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 15, 2010

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